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Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida By Jerald T. Milanich,

  • Title: Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida
  • Author: Jerald T. Milanich
  • ISBN: 9780813012735
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • A comprehensive and compelling archaeological Baedeker to Precolumbian Florida that addresses a complex subject in straightforward, no nonsense language that both scholars and lay readers will find refreshing Peter A Young, editor in chief, Archaeology Milanich is easily Florida s most unconventional and widely read archaeologist He presents a well told story of so A comprehensive and compelling archaeological Baedeker to Precolumbian Florida that addresses a complex subject in straightforward, no nonsense language that both scholars and lay readers will find refreshing Peter A Young, editor in chief, Archaeology Milanich is easily Florida s most unconventional and widely read archaeologist He presents a well told story of soli tary Ice Age hunters lurking on dark sinkhole ledges to spear giant tortoises of the uniquely preserved wooden art objects from thousand year old fishing villages and of the elaborate ritual games of those agricultural chiefdoms who met and defeated the first Spanish Conquistadors A vivid and thoughtful interpretation of twelve millennia of human experience in the Sunshine State David Brose, Royal Ontario Museum and University of TorontoThis record of precolumbian Florida brings to life the 12,000 year story of the native American Indians who lived in the state Using information gathered by archaeological investigations, many carried out since 1980, Jerald Milanich describes the indigenous cultures and explains why they developed as they did In a richly illustrated book that will appeal to profes sional and avocational archaeologists, scholars, tourists, and local history buffs, Milanich introduces the material heritage of the first Floridians through the interpretation of artifacts and archaeological sites Weaving together discoveries from such sites as the Lake Jackson mounds in the panhandle, Crystal River on the Gulf coast, and Granada on the Miami River, he relates the long histories of the native groups whose descendants were decimated during the European conquest of the sixteenth and seventeenth cen turies Milanich begins with an overview of the history of ar chaeology in Florida He then describes the earliest abo riginal cultures the Paleoindians and the people of the Archaic period The later, regional cultures Weeden Island, Fort Walton, Glades, Caloosahatchee, and many others are correlated with geographical and environmental regions and then compared to provide insights about the nature of chiefdom societies, the effects of wetlands on precolumbian settlement systems, and the environmental history of the state Maps and illustrations document this history of archaeo logical research in Florida and of the sites and artifacts including spectacular Weeden Island pottery vessels and Belle Glade wooden carvings left behind by the precolumbian people.Jerald T Milanich is curator in archaeology and chair, Department of Anthropology, at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville He is the author or editor of ten books and monographs, including with Charles Hudson Her nando de Soto and the Indians of Florida UPF, 1993 and with Susan Milbrath First Encounters Spanish Exploration in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492 1570 UPF,1989.
    Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida A comprehensive and compelling archaeological Baedeker to Precolumbian Florida that addresses a complex subject in straightforward no nonsense language that both scholars and lay readers will find re

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    1. I picked this up in an effort to learn about Florida archaeology as it is good information to know as a professional historian who works in Florida The author is probably the preeminent Florida archaeologist alive today This book is tough going in places It would probably be accessible to amateur archaeologists than amateur historians trying to learn about archaeology The book is also very focused on the heavily studied north and central Florida areas South Florida is skimmed over It doesn t [...]

    2. This is the best overview of Precolumbian Florida Archaeology currently in publication It includes very detailed descriptions of sites and finds as well as great photographs.

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